Obama: Sikh temple shooting a 'tragedy'
August 5th, 2012
04:46 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama: Sikh temple shooting a 'tragedy'

(CNN) - Hours after a fatal shooting at a Sikh temple outside of Milwaukee, President Barack Obama issued a statement of support Sunday saying he and his wife, Michelle, "were deeply saddened to learn of the shooting that tragically took so many lives in Wisconsin."

"At this difficult time, the people of Oak Creek must know that the American people have them in our thoughts and prayers, and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those who were killed and wounded. My Administration will provide whatever support is necessary to the officials who are responding to this tragic shooting and moving forward with an investigation. As we mourn this loss which took place at a house of worship, we are reminded how much our country has been enriched by Sikhs, who are a part of our broader American family," the president said in a statement released by the White House.


Filed under: President Obama • Wisconsin
Romney: Wisconsin shooting a 'senseless act of violence'
August 5th, 2012
04:39 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney: Wisconsin shooting a 'senseless act of violence'

(CNN) - Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney released a statement Sunday, calling the Sikh temple shooting in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek a "senseless act of violence and a tragedy that should never befall any house of worship."

“Ann and I extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims of today’s shooting in Wisconsin. This was a senseless act of violence and a tragedy that should never befall any house of worship. Our hearts are with the victims, their families, and the entire Oak Creek Sikh community. We join Americans everywhere in mourning those who lost their lives and in prayer for healing in the difficult days ahead.”


Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Wisconsin
Wisconsin leaders respond to temple shooting
August 5th, 2012
03:50 PM ET
2 years ago

Wisconsin leaders respond to temple shooting

(CNN) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who survived a recall effort in June, released the following statement Sunday on the Sikh temple shooting in the Milwaukee suburb of Oak Creek:

"While the situation in Oak Creek continues to develop rapidly, we are working with the FBI and local law enforcement. I became aware of the situation late this morning and continue to receive updated briefings.
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Filed under: Paul Ryan • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Wife: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. getting treatment but 'still very depressed'
Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner visit a Ford plant in Chicago in early April.
August 5th, 2012
03:32 PM ET
2 years ago

Wife: Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. getting treatment but 'still very depressed'

(CNN) – The wife of Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. detailed to a Chicago newspaper her husband's "collapse" and his last two months getting treated for gastrointestinal and mental health issues, saying he's still "very depressed" though showing some progress.

Sandi Jackson, an alderwoman in Chicago, talked with the Chicago Sun-Times shortly after returning from visiting her husband at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with their two children.

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Filed under: Illinois • Jesse Jackson Jr. • Senate
Cruz says he would 'work with Martians'
August 5th, 2012
03:21 PM ET
2 years ago

Cruz says he would 'work with Martians'

(CNN) - Ted Cruz of Texas, who won his state's GOP Senate nomination this week in a major upset, said Sunday that he's willing to work with anyone in Washington - or outer space, for that matter.

"I am perfectly happy to compromise and work with anybody, Republicans, Democrats, libertarians, I'll work with Martians, if - and the "if" is critical - they are willing to cut spending and reduce the debt," Cruz said on "Fox News Sunday."
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Filed under: 2012 • Richard Mourdock • Senate • Ted Cruz • Texas
Axelrod: Team Romney launching 'shameful' attack on voting rights lawsuit
August 5th, 2012
12:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod: Team Romney launching 'shameful' attack on voting rights lawsuit

(CNN) – David Axelrod, senior campaign adviser to President Barack Obama, forcefully hit back Sunday against accusations that the president's re-election team was trying to curb early voting rights for Ohio military voters and those residing overseas.

Mitt Romney's campaign said Saturday that a lawsuit filed by Team Obama against Ohio's secretary of state targets military voters by saying "it is unconstitutional for Ohio to allow servicemen and women extended early voting privileges during the state's early voting period."
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Ohio
August 5th, 2012
11:12 AM ET
2 years ago

Graham: Sequestration 'is the dumbest thing'

(CNN) – Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday made a fervent plea for Congress to reach a deal that would avoid the onset of automatic, widespread cuts - also known as sequestration - set to take place at the end of the year, which critics say would especially threaten the military.

"We do dumb things in Congress. This sequestration idea is the dumbest thing," he said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2012 • Debt • Deficit • Lindsey Graham • Robert Gibbs • TV-State of the Union
August 5th, 2012
11:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Graham, Gibbs tangle over Reid's allegations

(CNN) – Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham strongly took issue with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's accusations that Mitt Romney has not paid taxes in 10 years, saying Sunday that the Democratic leader was "lying."

"What he did on the floor of the Senate is so out of bounds. I think he's lying about his statement, of knowing something about Romney," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Team Romney lambasts Obama in two new ads
August 5th, 2012
09:43 AM ET
2 years ago

Team Romney lambasts Obama in two new ads

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign released two new television ads Sunday hitting President Barack Obama on two fronts: the United States' ties with Israel and the still-recovering economy.

The first ad, "Cherished Relationship," comes exactly one week after the presumptive GOP nominee made a high-profile trip to Israel.
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Economy • Israel • Mitt Romney • President Obama
America one step closer to President Roseanne
August 5th, 2012
08:27 AM ET
3 weeks ago

America one step closer to President Roseanne

(CNN) – Exactly one year after announcing her White House bid on "The Tonight Show," actress and comedian Roseanne Barr won the presidential nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party Saturday in Los Angeles.

Barr's vice presidential running-mate is Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a soldier killed in Iraq and anti-war activist best known for her protest outside of then-President George W. Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch.
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Filed under: 2012 • Cindy Sheehan